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Isopod discovered by Mardon (#6662)

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Observed: May 17, 2015 @ 1:30 PM
Posted on: May 18, 2015 @ 6:45 PM (diff: 1 days)
Found these two isopods by using a dip net to sweep the saltwater and seaweed at the edge of a wooden boat ramp. This was in the inter-tidal zone. The light coloured one was 2mm long and the darker one was 3mm. The photos were taken while the isopods were immersed in a small container of saltwater.

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By Tclenche on 5/18/2015 9:54:58 PM

these are great sightings! what size of a net do you use? you should post a photo of that net as well!

By Mardon on 5/18/2015 10:40:47 PM

I bought my net from It is similar to their "model 7512DN, Aquatic Net, 2-Piece, D Shape, 150 Micron". They no longer sell the one that I use. Mine is triangular, has a one-piece handle. Other wise it is pretty much the same as model 7512DN. The new one is probably better because of the two-piece handle. It makes it much easier to carry in a vehicle. The 150 micron mesh size is important for small organisms. They also sell a 500 micron version. See:

By Tclenche on 5/19/2015 11:56:32 AM

Thank you! That is great information!

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